Sorting Tomatoes at the H. J. Heinz Company, 1912

Summary

Before complete mechanization of the manufacturing process, many tasks at the Heinz factory were done by hand. The H. J. Heinz Company documented the many departments of the manufacturing process through photographs. This photograph shows workers sorting tomatoes and removing debris before they are sent to be processed into ketchup, tomato soup, or other products.

Before complete mechanization of the manufacturing process, many tasks at the Heinz factory were done by hand. The H. J. Heinz Company documented the many departments of the manufacturing process through photographs. This photograph shows workers sorting tomatoes and removing debris before they are sent to be processed into ketchup, tomato soup, or other products.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1912

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

The photographer is unidentified.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.447.32

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Heinz U.S.A.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

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